- A rich, musky mellow Garlic originally from southern Italy.
- Harvests in early to mid summer - stores into spring.
Most garlics from southern Italy are white artichoke types but Aglio Rosso is a very red Creole garlic that stands out in lots of ways. The cloves are mostly of fairly uniform size
Finally, a great garlic from southern Italy that stores like a rock and grows well over most of the country, even in northern gardens but gets bigger in the south. It's one of the best choices for growing along the gulf coast.
The size all Creole garlics grow to depends on where they grow as they require as much direct overhead sunlight as they can get. Most of them have grown in the Caribbean area the last 500 years and they get real big when grown down South but rather small when grown in the north because they cannot get the intense sunlight they need.
Aglio Rosso ranks 6-8 on the garlickiness scale and 3-7 on the pungency side but gets hotter the longer it stores so it's milder in the fall medium in the winter and strong/hot in the spring. It has a rather rich, musky, earthy flavor and a noticeable bite, but is still on the light side most of the year but sharper in the spring.
Order garlic similar to Aglio Rosso from these growers:
NOTE: None of the growers in our farmers market currently have this cultivar for sale.